#WAVEmembers: CADMI, Italy

CADMI – Casa di Accoglienza delle Donne Maltrattate di Milano is the first Antiviolence Centre in Italy, born in 1986. It is founder and partner of the national network DiRe – Donne in Rete contro la violenza, which is one of WAVE’s longstanding members. Since its foundation, CADMI has supported over 30,000 women on their …

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#WAVEmembers: Standing Together Against Domestic Violence, UK

This week, the WAVE journey to its members brings us to the UK. Meet Standing Together Against Domestic Violence (STADV)! STADV is a UK charity bringing communities together to end domestic abuse. The activities done by STADV include advising and supporting communities to introduce, strengthen, or develop the Coordinated Community Response in their area; working …

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“We can despair, but we will keep going!”

Mary Crilly, director of the Sexual Violence Centre Cork, gave an empowering speech at the last WAVE Conference. We think that her words are of great importance, now more than ever! Women’s support services are doing an amazing job and being part of a strong, feminist network as WAVE can help us facing these difficult …

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#WAVEmembers: Albanian Women Empowerment Network

The Albanian Women Empowerment Network (AWEN) is a non-profit organization established in 2009. The network works in the field of the protection of human rights, in particular the rights of women and girls. The main mission of this network is the social, economic, cultural and politic empowerment of Albanian women. The network consists of 9 …

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#WAVEmembers: Crisis Centre for Women, Russia

  This week we meet one of the newest WAVE members from Russia: the Crisis Centre for Women, based in Saint Petersburg. The Crisis Centre for Women supports women survivors of violence since 1992. It provides psychological and legal counselling in cases of sexual and physical violence, trafficking and other crisis situations. Moreover, they conduct …

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#WAVE members: SPAVO, Cyprus

The Association for the Prevention and Handling of Violence in the Family (SPAVO) is a non-governmental organisation based in Nicosia, Cyprus. SPAVO offers a national helpline, three shelters, counselling services for survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence. Since 2016, SPAVO is a committed member of the WAVE Network. #WAVEmembers #feministsunite #25yearsWAVE

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#WAVEmembers: Scottish Women’s Aid

The WAVE journey to its members around Europe is continuing: meet Scottish Women’s Aid! Scottish Women’s Aid is the lead organisation in Scotland working towards the prevention of domestic abuse. Since 1976, Scottish Women’s Aid has been at the forefront of shaping responses to domestic abuse, coordinating, campaigning and influencing toward a shared vision of …

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Women Against Violence Europe: interview with Stephanie Futter-Orel

Stephanie Futter-Orel, WAVE’s  Executive Manager, is currently on maternity leave, but she shared a couple of words with us on the occasion of WAVE’s 25th anniversary. “I think having built this level of joint and collective support amongst women is something to be incredibly proud of. By joining all these voices and experiences and knowledge …

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